Slovak Accreditation Agency for Higher Education according to Sec. 23 para. 1 of Act no. 269/2018 Coll. publishes a proposal for the modification of the Standards for the Study programme and submits it for public comment. The presented proposal is a supplement to the valid accreditation standards with special features for joint study programmes of several higher education institutions.

The Agency hereby responds to the provisions of Act no. 410/2020 Coll. adopted by the National Council of the Slovak Republic in December 2020, which allows universities to submit applications for accreditation of joint study programmes of several higher education institutions even in the transitional period, it means before their full compliance with Act no. 269/2018 Coll. and by accreditation Standards for the Internal Quality Assurance System of Higher education.

Amendment to Act no. 269/2018 Coll. was adopted in order to enable higher education institutions to actively participate in international cooperation in the introduction of new joint study programmes and thus to support the improvement of the quality of education.

Comments can be sent until February 3, 2021 to the e-mail address info@saavs.sk. Comments received during this period will be subsequently evaluated and their evaluation published on the Agency’s website.